PCMF Presents: Love Stories - Photo Credit: A photo of Peter and Kara Dugan by Jacob Blickenstaff.

PCMF Presents: Love Stories

Pianist Peter Dugan, heard across America as the host of NPR’s beloved program “From the Top,” and his wife, the acclaimed mezzo soprano Kara Dugan, will perform a special Valentine’s Day program featuring love songs from a wide range of musical styles. From their favorite Schubert lieder to their wedding song “I’m Glad There is You,” the program will feature an intimate collection of highlights of the past decade performing together as a married couple.

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Mechanics' Hall Ballroom
519 Congress St
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Chamber Music Festival
(800) 320-0257
Monday, February 14

Violist and PCMF Artistic Director Melissa Reardon will join the Dugans for Brahms’ beloved Zwei Gesänge for voice, viola, and piano. To continue the Valentine’s Day celebration at home, all patrons will receive complimentary “Sweet Heat” drink infusion kits courtesy of Vena’s Fizz House.

Stevie Wonder | If It’s Magic from Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
Clara Schumann | Liebeszauber (1844)
Amy Beach | Ah, Love, But a Day (1899)
Florence Price | The Heart of a Woman (c. 1950)
Franz Schubert | Abendstern, D. 806 (1824)
Frühlingsglaube, D. 686 (1820)
Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D. 558 (1817)
Johannes Brahms | Zwei Gesänge (Two Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano), Op. 91 (1884)
George Gershwin | Embraceable You (1928)
Three Preludes for Piano (1926)
Leonardo Dugan | It’s Not Me, It’s You (2012)
Oscar Straus | My Hero from The Chocolate Soldier (1908)
Jimmy Dorsey | I’m Glad There Is You (1941)
William Bolcom | Amor from Cabaret Songs (1978)

Program will run for approximately 90 minutes without intermission. Current COVID policies can be found at pcmf.org/2022-2-14.

Reserved Seating: $75 (a new option for PCMF patrons!)
General Admission: $45
Introductory Price*: $25

*New to PCMF? We have a limited number of tickets available for people coming to PCMF for the first time.